Archive for the 'May' Category

(May 16) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Biographer’s Day

Monday, May 16th, 2011

Biographer’s Day
Commemorate the anniversary of the first meeting in 1763 between James Boswell, the penultimate biographer, and Samuel Johnson, Boswell’s favorite biographical subject. Boswell’s biographies are considered models of this literary form.

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(May 15) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Nylon Stockings Day

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Nylon Stockings Day
Celebrate by wearing a pair of stockings today – it’s the anniversary of the first sale of women’s nylons.

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(May 14) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Letter Carriers Food Drive / Stamp Out Hunger

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

Letter Carriers Food Drive / Stamp Out Hunger
The time of year is here again when millions of Americans combine forces for Stamp Out Hunger – the nation’s largest annual single-day food drive!

On Saturday May 14th, letter carriers in more than 10,000 communities will collect food items and deliver them to local food banks to help some of the millions of Americans, including an estimated 13 million children, who face hunger every day.

Since 1993, families have donated more than a half-billion pounds of food to Stamp Out Hunger. You can help make this year our most successful ever.

Simply place bags filled with nonperishable food items like canned meats and fish, canned soup, juice, pasta, vegetables, cereal and rice next to your mailbox this Saturday, May 14th.Your letter carrier will pick up the bags and deliver them to your local food bank.

To learn more, visit

(May 13) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Blame Someone Else Day

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Blame Someone Else Day
Point the finger elsewhere today. Or, at the very least, find someone to share the blame with for the terrible mess you find yourself in.

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(May 13) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Friday the Thirteenth

Friday, May 13th, 2011

Friday the Thirteenth
Every year has at least one Friday the 13th, but never more than three, which are believed to be either lucky or unlucky — depending on whom you ask.

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(May 12) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Limerick Day

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

Limerick Day
A limerick is a five line poem popularized by Edward Lear. On this his birthday, take some time to write your own limerick today. Here is an example to get you started. . .

There once were some rhymes they called limericks
Repeated by smart men and dimwits
They’re easy to make
A real piece of cake
Until you get to the last line

And many limericks can be quite colorful. Remember – There once was a man from Nantucket. . . ??

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(May 11) Today we’re celebrating . . .  Eat What You Want Day

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
Dessert @ Dos Caminos Soho by wEnDaLicious

Eat What You Want Day
Put health issues aside, because today is the day to eat and drink whatever you want. Bon Appetite.

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